Katrina Kaif was recently honoured with Smita Patil Memorial Award by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in Mumbai. Katrina expressed her gratitude for the late actress and thanked Priyadarshniacademy for the award. Katrina in her acceptance speech said that the world of cinema if often referred as a man’s world and gradually things are changing now. In such a scenario, it is a matter of pride to have an award that recognises and acknowledges contribution of women in cinema. She added that Smita Patil was one of the most accomplished actresses of India and her roles were an inspiration and touched the lives of millions of women. She added that she “would like to accept this award on behalf of every woman who excel in their fields.”The news that Katrina will be honoured with the award was met with mixed reaction and many on social media questioned it. Katrina said that for her love of people is her biggest reward. She said that she will remain sincere to the craft that has given largely given her the purpose of life in last few years.